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Closing Mac Lid with an External Monitor

279 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2005 3:50 PM by NIck Stabler RSS
Jamie Wood Calculating status...
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Oct 28, 2005 10:38 PM
I'd like to be able to close the lid of my iBook which is connected an external display without sending the system to sleep. Is this possible ?
  • Paul Emerton Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2005 6:42 AM (in response to Jamie Wood)
    Jamie,

    It is possible using Screen Spanning Doctor software (See VersionTracker). However it is not recommended because it can apparently cause overheating (The iBook wasn't designed to be used in that way).

    You could always use both screens via the same Spanning software, then leave the iBook open.

    Paul
  • NIck Stabler Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2005 3:50 PM (in response to Jamie Wood)
    Hi Jamie,

    I was trying to solve the same problem... if you use the dimmer control (F1) you can dim the laptop monitor to be off, but the secondary monitor is unaffected. Won't burn out your Ibook monitor... still can't close the lid though!

    Hope this helps,

    Nick
  • Brandon Whitesell Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2005 10:38 PM (in response to Paul Emerton)
    Hi Paul,
    Is Screen Spanning Doctor safe for my brand new iBook (10.4)? I don't always use my extra monitor. Can Screen Spanning Doctor be uninstalled?
    Testify.
    I've been docking and dimming, but sure would like the extra sreen-realestate.
    Thanks,
    Brandon

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